Include us too – Deaf Awareness
February 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Equalities is the thread that runs through the Charter. This joint session from deafscotland and TPAS will give you some hints and tips around engagement
with people with a hearing impairment.
20% of the Scottish population has some sort of hearing loss and it’s partly age related so the percentage increases to 90% age 75 and over. This session is
aimed at anyone that might be working with people affected by deafness or ageing in the workplace, particularly those in customer service roles and/or working in participatory roles. It provides some basic awareness of deafness covering four key pillars: Deaf Sign Language users; Deafened; Deafblind; and Hard of Hearing. It will look at barriers people face, some solutions to them and introduce the concepts of accessible information and inclusive communication. Communication is central to good engagement and participation. Can you afford to miss this?
For more information: TPAS Deafscotland flier